* COMMON NAMES: Goncalo alves, tigerwood, zebrawood.
* HEIGHT/WEIGHT: Goncalo alves ranges in height from 100 to 120 feet, with trunk diameters of 3-5 feet, depending on the growing area.
Goncalo alves grows plentifully in the forests of Mexico, Central America and in South American countries including Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.
Two species are usually listed as sources for goncalo alves. They are Astronium fraxinifolium and Astronium graveolens.
For materials, Line is well schooled in the exotic hardwoods such as snakewood, McAsser ebony, purple heart, zebra, goncalo alves
, walnut, figured maples, wenge pink ivory, kingwood, and tulipwood.
The revolver's handsome lines, deep, blue finish, gorgeous Goncalo Alves
stocks and perfect balance made me forget .45 automatics for a while.
In 1975 the revolver was fitted with a target hammer and trigger as well as oversize Goncalo Alves
grips and sold with a mahogany fitted presentation case.
In addition to its other properties, cocobolo has another factor in its favor: along with goncalo alves
, it can be used as a substitute for Brazilian rosewood, which is currently listed as an endangered species and is banned for export under commercial trade.
Besides their exclusive offering of Jordan Trooper and Roper stocks, they've got drop-dead gorgeous grip panels in cocobolo, goncalo alves
, walnut and other fine woods.
Made out of Goncalo Alves
hardwood, they are slim, smooth and contoured just so -- somewhat reminiscent of the old Jordan Trooper stocks but narrower and with some subtle changes in shape that mean lots in the hand.
Goncalo alves is a Brazilian hardwood of contrasts.
However, goncalo alves should not be confused with the other wood, zebrano, which is more often given the name zebrawood in the United States.
However, in some countries zebrawood is the adopted and common name for goncalo alves
, which also features light and dark markings.
With its "regal" looks and striped appearance, it is easy to see why Goncalo alves was often mistakenly called tigerwood, zebrawood and kingwood.
The names zebrawood, tigerwood, and kingwood have not been used as references for goncalo alves since the 1940s/1950s, he added